Stefanos Tsitsipas on Novak Djokovic drama: We need to speak more about tennis



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Stefanos Tsitsipas on Novak Djokovic drama: We need to speak more about tennis

World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas said it's a shame that not enough tennis has been talked about in the past couple of weeks. Tsitsipas, the 2021 French Open runner-up, was asked about the Novak Djokovic visa cancellation.

Djokovic's visa was cancelled upon his arrival to Australian but he got it back after the judge reinstated it on Monday. On Friday, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke exercised his power to revoke the visa of Djokovic. "I won't lie.

It has been pretty much on every news outlet the last couple of weeks," Tsitsipas said, per Channel News Asia. "Not enough tennis has been talked about in the last couple of weeks, which is a shame."

Tsitsipas aims a maiden Grand Slam title

Tsitsipas is a two-time Australian Open semifinalist and this year he is certainly aiming to make it all the way and capture his first Grand Slam title.

On Saturday, Tsitsipas had his pre-tournament interview at Melbourne Park -- the day after Immigration Minister Hawke announced his decision on Djokovic. “Today I exercised my power under section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so," Hawke said in a statement on Friday.

"This decision followed orders by the Federal Circuit and Family Court on 10 January 2022, quashing a prior cancellation decision on procedural fairness grounds. "In making this decision, I carefully considered information provided to me by the Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Border For.

and Mr Djokovic. "The Morrison Government is firmly committed to protecting Australia's borders, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. "I thank the officers of the Department of Horne Affairs and the Australian Border Force who work every day to serve Australia's interests in increasingly challenging operational environments."